Hunter, New York — One of the most intriguing 2024 offseason projects in the North American ski industry is taking place at a surprising place.

Hunter Mountain, which has long been one of the most convient ski resorts to reach for skiers situated around New York City, announced last year that they’re replacing two lifts this offseason. One of them will be replaced with a new high-speed detachable six-pack, and the other will be replaced by a fixed-grip quad currently situated in a different spot at Hunter. As revealed in a social media post last week, both lifts will feature different alignments than their predecessors.

The first replacement will be Lift B. A new high-speed detachable six-pack chairlift will replace the Broadway Quad (pictured below as Lift B). Lift B services beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert terrain. In addition, Broadway services Hunter’s signature terrain parks: Park Avenue and Park Avenue West.

The new bottom terminal will be closer to the base lodge and conclude above the Broadway trail. Unloading the lift will be easier, as it’s a more gradual slope, and unlike the old Broadway, there’s no bridge. The lift line will be on Gun Hill Road rather than its former location on Kennedy Drive. Unlike its predecessor, guests will now be able to reach the Gun Hill Road run from the new Lift B. In response, Gun Hill Road has been widened, and Kennedy Drive has also been widened thanks to the removal of the lift towers.

In addition, the Broadway Quad will be moved, replacing Lift E. Currently, Lift E is a fixed-grip double chairlift that doesn’t run that often. Lift E directly services beginner and intermediate terrain, along with a small terrain park. This will increase the capacity and reliability of accessing the trails at Hunter East.

The chairlift’s base terminal will be at the bottom of Fordham Road, and conclude near the top of Rip Van Winkle. In response to the increased capacity, the Rip Van Winkle, Fordham Road, and Boston Road runs have been widened. With the Lift E towers being removed, Central Park and Central Park North trails will have a wider feel and provide a more comfortable experience for less-tenured skiers and riders.

Hunter will also undergo significant snowmaking upgrades this summer, which you can read about here.

Image Credits: Hunter Mountain

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